With a new Herzog and de Meuron-designed building and a new name, the Miami Art Museum hopes to make that tropical city a center of the art world. Formerly known as the Miami Art Museum, the institution will be re-named in Pérez's honor when it reopens in December as the Art Museum Miami. Read More
The exhibition "Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design," at New York's Museum of Arts and Design (through Sept. 15), features almost 90 objects and installations, by 57 international artists and designers, that reveal new approaches to wood as a material. Among the artists are figures like Ai Weiwei, Ursula von Rydingsvard and Martin Puryear; designers with work on view include Ian Spencer and Cairn Young from Yard Sale Project, and Joseph Walsh.
If walls could talk and stones could whisper, they'd hyperventilate in describing the colossal projects of King Herod (70 BCE-4 BCE) in the nation of Judea. His astounding constructions prove the truth of a quip by Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion: "To be a realist in Israel you have to believe in miracles." In one generation, Herod, fueled by megalomaniacal ambition, miraculously transformed Judea from a backwater province to an impressively up-to-date pseudo-Rome. Read More
Fleece-clad hikers on the Appalachian Trail munch beef jerky as they pass smack-dab through the center of rural Hanover, New Hampshire, the home of Dartmouth College. With the opening of the $48-million Black Family Visual Arts Center on Sept. 14, the 50th-anniversary season of The Hopkins Center for the Arts, and the newly declared Year of the Arts, the university hopes to attract culture tourists too. What really puts the campus on the map for those seeking The Next Big Thing in art is an exhibition at the Hood Museum of Art.
Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli